Our Mission

Our mission is to enrich the quality of family life by providing peace of mind to parents and enriching the life experiences of the children in our care.

About Us

The University of Virginia Child Development Center was established in 1991 at 180 Copeley Road to accommodate infants through prekindergarten. In 2011 we expanded into two centers.


180 Copeley Road - Two to Five Year Olds

Email: Child Development Center

Phone: 434-293-6110

Fax: 434-293-3447


408 Earhart Street - Infants and Toddlers

Email: Child Development Center

Phone: 434-465-2529 or 434-465-2803

Fax: 434-465-2081


Both Centers are open from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday except certain holidays (see Holiday Closing Schedule). The Centers accept children of University faculty, staff, and students as well as employees of the hospital, University-affiliated foundations and contractors.

Nutritious snacks and meals are served "family style". Our buildings are free of any type of nut products. The Centers accommodate a wide range of allergies and food sensitivities.


The University of Virginia Child Development Centers are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).  

The Copeley Center also participates in the Virginia Star Quality Initiative which reflects the Center's commitment to quality beyond expectation or requirements.

Child Care Ratio Information




Infants (6 weeks- 5 months)


Full Time

Wobblers (5 months - 12 months)

Toddlers (13 months - 16 months)


Full Time

Toddlers (16 months - 24 months)


Full Time

Discovery Preschool (24 months - 36 months)


Full Time

Preschool (3 - 4 years)


Full Time

Prekindergarten (4+ years)


Full Time


Center Management

Managed by KinderCare Education at Work, a division of KinderCare Education, each Center offers children unique, educational programs designed around their developmental levels and interests. All programs are available full time. Founded in 1969, KinderCare Education is a national child care provider dedicated to quality employer sponsored early childhood education. The Centers offer the combination of experience, strength in the industry and dedication to developing quality and innovative family focused programs.